Posts Tagged ‘wifi’

How to Fix “No Internet Secured” Wifi Connectivity Issues on Windows

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

I haven’t run into this problem myself, (yet,) but perhaps you have …

The following guide provides you with a solution for fixing the dreaded “no Internet secured” notification that signals Wifi connectivity issues on machines running Windows. I bought a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 device back when it first came out, and liked it a lot. It is the device that I use mostly when I’m traveling as it offers all I require in a compact package. For the past year or so, I noticed a strange wireless Internet connectivity issue regularly when connecting the device using WiFi. Connections to the WiFi hotspot work, but Internet did not at times.


WiFi Basics Part 3 – 802.11ac

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Here’s Part 3 of this useful, interesting overview of WiFi standards and history …

Like 802.11n, the IEEE released a draft of the amendment before its final release. These early devices are known as “Wave 1”. Unless you 11ac router is less than a year old, it falls into this category. The final release was in January 2014 and the subsequent equipment known as “Wave 2”. The majority of this article will compare 11ac to 11n because it really is an enhancement of 11n.


WiFi Basics Part 2: Standards and Amendments through 802.11n

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Here’s a quick overview of WiFi basics and WiFi history (and also a link to Part 1.)

Today, WiFi is everywhere: coffee shops, restaurants, retail, hotels, sports venues, etc. We can access it from our laptops, tablets, and smartphones. At home there may be game consoles, smart home devices, and set top boxes. I have several ChromeCast devices. They turn your TV into a wireless network device that you can stream movies from your computer or phone directly to the TV. It is so pervasive in our lifestyle that we don’t give it a second thought.


WiFi Basics Part 1 – Frequencies and Channels

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

This is news to me. I never realized that wireless frequencies were set aside way back in 1947. In addition to that fun fact, the article also provides a helpful overview of wireless communication in general.

In 1947, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a UN agency, designated certain bands of the RF spectrum as ISM. The idea was to have an international standard of frequencies that were reserved for Industrial, Scientific, and Medical equipment. Ironically, telecommunications was not the original purpose.


Who on the Internet can See your IP Address, and What can They do with it?

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

This is all pretty basic information, but it doesn’t hurt to review every once in a while …

Browsing the Internet is very similar to driving around with a car privacy wise. People see the license plate of the car which some can use to look up information about the owner of the car. The IP address of a device works in a similar fashion, albeit not that much in the open. Whenever programs such as web browsers connect to websites, one or multiple server connections are established by it in the background.


Types of Wi-Fi Encryption You Can Use

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

This is a nice, concise, side-by-side comparison of the most popular wi-fi encryption standards …

There are many types of Wi-Fi encryption you can use on modern Internet routers. So which one should you use? Many people don’t even use encryption, and those that do just pick an encryption type at random without knowing what they do. Most encryption types are better than nothing at all, but some are more suitable than others.


Wireless Connection and Diagnostic Tool TekWiFi

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

This looks like a handy, free tool for WiFi users …

Connecting to the Internet via a wireless connection has really been made simple in past years. Instead of having to configure and diagnose the process extensively, it is now a simple process that should not take longer than a few minutes tops. At best, all you need to do is to select the wireless hotspot, a router for instance, that you want to connect to, and enter the passcode to establish the connection.